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Weather In Jammu

The climate of Jammu terrain differs according to its altitude. Jammu city and the neighboring region experience the climate similar to the Punjab province which is characterized with hot summers, mildly cold winters and rainy monsoon. Jammu City itself doesnt receive any snowfall while the surrounding mountainous territory remains snow carpeted during the winter season. Jammu, similar to the rest of the north-western India features humid subtropical climate highlighted with extreme summers and freezing winters.

Summer in Jammu extends from March to June, May and June being the hottest months of the year. During this period of time the exceedingly intense and penetrating sunlight coupled with hot scorching winds frequently elevate the mercury level to 46c.

Monsoon succeeds summer in the month of June and drenches the city with significantly heavy rainfall along with thunderstorms till September. The average annual precipitation of Jammu is reported to be around 42 inches and the wettest months of the year record total of the 669 mm of downpour.

Winter sets in during the month of November and lasts till February when temperature occasionally falls below the freezing level. January is the coldest month of the year when the average temperature hovers around 7c. However, winter can also be wet at times and on the foggy days temperature even drops down to 2c. The thick fog during the early hours of a day generally creates much inconvenience in commuting. Winter nights get incomparably chilly and tourists are recommended to carry heavy woolen clothes along if visiting Jammu in winter. It is to be noted that though excessively cold, winter is the most sought after season in Jammu and Kashmir as nature is at its best during this season. The snow clad mountain ranges offer the most breathtaking prospects during winter.

Autumn ranges from late September to early November when Jammu proliferating with attractive flowers looks exceptionally appealing.

The best time to visit Jammu is from September to March.